MEMORABILIA - designing souvenirs

call for entries

consegna entro il 15 marzo 2012

Liège (Belgium) 5th - 28th of October 2012
Developed on the initiative of the Province of Liège and of the "Office provincial des Métiers d'Art de Liège" (OPMA), RECIPROCITY is the new name of the International Design Biennial in Liège which will take place from 5th to 28th october 2012.
For this 6th edition, the General Management was given to "Wallonie Design" and the Artistic Direction to Giovanna Massoni.

"Design as an agent for innovation and for social and civic cohesion is the red thread of RECIPROCITY", 
says Paul-Emile Mottard, Provincial Deputy for Culture and Chairman of the OPMA.

The detailed programme of exhibitions, lectures and meetings will be published in the course of 2012.

Call for entries

MEMORABILIA - designing souvenirs wants to be a call for the evocative power of the objects which have the ability to stimulate our memory. The memory creates a time reciprocity, between past, present and future, and a space reciprocity, between here and elsewhere.

The aim of this call and of the exhibition MEMORABILIA - designing souvenirs is to gather a selection of objects which contain representative and recognizable traces of the history of each designer, of his/her place of birth or living, of his/her ethnic group, of his/her cultural background, in order to offer the public a mosaic of little hints of souvenirs, of ways to the memories.

The call for projects is open to designers and design students of all nationalities, working alone or in a team. The proposed project must concern a functional object which evokes memories, habits and customs, whatever they are: cultural, religious, culinary, etc., through a form, a technique, a material, a use.

Three prizes with a value 5.000,00€ will be given by the international selection committee: a prize will be given to the best object of a designer born or living in Wallonia, one to the best object of a designer born or living in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine area, one to the best object of a participating designer, regardless of where he/she comes from or lives.

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